A lot of Americans aren’t going to have enough money to retire on. That is just a un happy reality of these times. Instead of bemoaning that reality (and the unfairness of it all) the best thing someone who hopes to have a healthy retirement can do is simply make sure they aren’t the typical American. We must take actions to assure they will have enough income to enjoy their life and pay their bills, as well as those increasing medical bills.
The best way to avoid becoming one of these Americans who end up working at some remedial job through their so-called Golden Years, according to Robert Kiyosoki, author of the “Rich Dad Poor Dad” book series, is to buy investment property.
Investing in real estate is a wonderful way for people to prepare for retirement because it supplies a great benefit called “passive income”. After someone has laid the ground work, passive income keeps coming in without a lot of effort. A laborer gets compensated only for the hours he puts in. A real estate investor, after setting up his system, gets paid for keeping it running. And keeping it running, if he been wise about it, will involve paying his team to do the job of inspecting them every now and then.
A great thing about passive income (such as from investments) is, the more time the real estate investor holds them, the more ROI they should make for her, with less and less work on the investor’s part. It’s the closest thing to the “Holy Grail” of the world of money.
It sounds attractive, but we shouldn’t just take the plunge. And even though it is completely learnable, there’s quite a bit to learn when one is thinking about buying investment property – things like comprehending P&L statements and real estate law. The biggest concept to learn, however, is one’s own limitations. The individual who understands where to find the knowledge he wants is far better off than the individual who remembers tons of facts and formulas around in her memory.
In the book “Cash Flow Quadrant,” Robert Kiyosaki advises potential investors to increase their cashflow in addition to their knowledge. He writes of developing a business system that can be set up and left alone, freeing the investor to move to the next step instead of investing all her time working in her business. The next step involves continuing the real estate education and start to look around for specialists to employ and investment properties to buy.
Robert Kiyosaki also talks about this change as transitioning from one part of the cash-flow-quadrant to the next. He emphasizes that, the 1st step someone needs to take toward transforming her life is altering the thinking process. If someone adjusts the way he/she processes the thought of money, then he/she will wind up in a better position to change his relationship with it.
The way someone thinks determines the actions they take throughout the day, and those actions determine their success. The primary benefit of reading books like Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” series – brings you closer to new ways of thinking about stuff. When investors see how easy it is to develop new skills and acquire better knowledge, they are virtually unstoppable.